The title says it all: Which main Star Trek character has traveled through time the most number of times on-screen? I'm referring to characters from the 22nd century to the 24th century - no 26th/29th/31st century time travelers please! Also, only canon instances apply.

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    It's Doctor Who.
    – Rand al'Thor
    May 1, 2016 at 1:32
  • Janeway and crew have traveled 14 billion years back in time.
    – Valorum
    May 1, 2016 at 1:40
  • @anaranjada yes, that's correct; the question has now been clarified May 1, 2016 at 1:50
  • @anaranjada now it does. But I still like your answer, so I'd leave it up if I were you! May 1, 2016 at 2:02

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Here is a list of all the instances of time travel involving regular bridge characters:

  • TOS 'The Naked Time' x2 - Crew of the USS Enterprise
  • TOS 'Tomorrow is Yesterday' x3 - Crew of the USS Enterprise
  • TOS 'The City on the Edge of Forever' x2 - McCoy, Spock and Kirk
  • TOS 'Assignment Earth' x2 - Crew of the USS Enterprise
  • TOS 'All Our Yesterdays' x2- McCoy, Spock and Kirk
  • Star Trek IV x2 - Crew of HMS Bounty
  • Star Trek Generations - Kirk and Picard
  • Star Trek First Contact x2 - Crew of USS Enterprise-E
  • TNG 'We'll Always have Paris' - Crew of USS Enterprise-D
  • TNG 'Time Squared' - Picard
  • TNG 'Yesterday's Enterprise' x1 - Tasha Yar
  • TNG 'Cause and Effect' x4 - Crew of USS Enterprise-D'
  • TNG 'Time's Arrow Pt 1 & 2' x2- Data, Picard, Riker, Troi, La Forge, Crusher
  • TNG 'All Good Things' x? - Picard
  • DS9 'Past Tense Pt 1 & 2' - Bashir (x2), Dax (x2), Sisko (x2), Nerys (x8), O'Brien (x8)
  • DS9 'Visionary' x12 - O'Brien
  • DS9 'The Visitor' x7 - Sisko
  • DS9 'Little Green Men' x2- Nog, Odo, Quark, Rom
  • DS9 'Trials and Tribble-ations' x2 - Crew of USS Defiant
  • DS9 'Children of Time' x1 - Crew of USS Defiant
  • DS9 'Wrongs Darker than Death or Night' x2 - Nerys
  • DS9 'Time's Orphan' x4 - Molly O'Brien
  • VOY 'Parallax' x1 - Torres and Janeway
  • VOY 'Time and Again' x1 - Torres and Paris
  • VOY 'Death Wish' x2 - Crew of USS Voyager
  • VOY 'Future's End Pt 1 & 2' x2 - Crew of USS Voyager
  • VOY 'Before and After' x12 - Kes
  • VOY 'Relativity' - Seven (x6) and Janeway (x4)
  • VOY 'Fury' x1 - Kes
  • VOY 'Shattered' - Chakotay (x16), Janeway (x10), Paris (x1), Kim (x1), Torres (x1), Seven (x1), Icheb (x1), Naomi Wildman (x1)
  • VOY 'Endgame Pt I' - Janeway
  • ENT 'Shockwave Pt 1 & 2' x3 - Archer
  • ENT 'Future Tense' - Tucker (x2), Reed (x4), Archer (x2)
  • ENT 'Carpenter Street' x2 - Archer and T'Pol
  • ENT 'Azati Prime' x2 - Archer
  • ENT 'E Squared' x1 - Crew of USS Enterprise NX-01
  • ENT 'Zero Hour' - Archer (x3), Crew of USS Enterprise NX-01
  • ENT 'Stormfront' x1 - Crew of USS Enterprise NX-01


And the winner is...

Chief Miles O'Brien, with an incredible 27 instances of time travel in TNG 'We'll Always Have Paris' and 'Cause and Effect' and then DS9 'Past Tense', 'Visionary', 'Trials and Tribble-ations' and 'Children of Time'! Followed closely by Janeway and Chakotay (19 instances each)

  • @anaranjada well, technically it was just he head that waited in the past - the decapitated body of Data travelled in time, so I'm counting that as Data ;) It doesn't really matter in the scheme of the question though May 1, 2016 at 2:01
  • Jeez Miles. Pretty adventurous career for a transporter/maintenance engineer :) May 1, 2016 at 3:59
  • Wait: Wasn't the Bounty just a holodeck simulation? Not actual time travel? May 1, 2016 at 4:32
  • @MahatmaRandy unless you think all of that movie was in a holodeck, then no May 1, 2016 at 4:43
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    I think Picard's final number should be quantified, namely confirming all the times in All Good Things (don't forget going to/from primordial earth). Not sure if it eclipses Mile's mileage though. Also, doesn't Q send Picard back/forth through time in Tapestry?
    – iMerchant
    May 1, 2016 at 5:37

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